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Caldwell Co.

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Caldwell County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, roads, the old San Antonio Road, and railroads. Handwritten notes have been made on the published map in pencil and red ink. Scale [ca. 1:177,778] (4000 varas to 3/4 of an inch).
Date: 1896
Creator: Texas. General Land Office.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

General Highway Map Caldwell County, Texas

Description: Highway map of Caldwell County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, streams, cities, towns, outlying buildings (including schools, churches, and post offices), roads, highways (giving mileage between points), bridges, railroads, cemeteries, and oil fields. Map includes ten inset maps - Uhland, Lytton Springs, Dale, McMahan, Stairtown, Reedville, Martindale, Maxwell, Fentress, and Prairie Lea - a key to counties diagram, and an extensive legend in the lower-left corner, indicating geographical and human-made features. A hand-drawn line , with a corresponding note, has been made to the map in pencil to mark the approximate route of the Old San Antonio Road. Scale [ca. 1:126,720] (2 miles to the inch).
Date: 1967
Creator: Texas. Highway Department.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Disk Cultivator

Description: Patent for an improved "disk cultivator that will be adapted for the various purposes to which such devices are ordinarily applied. The invention consists in certain details of construction and combination and arrangement of parts" (lines 13-18)
Date: August 9, 1898
Creator: Brock, Andrew L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Trading Card: CCC Dam on Clear Fork Creek]

Description: Trading card issued as part of the Geocache Challenge program for Lockhart State Park, depicting a young boy standing on an outcropping of rock in a creek or pond, surrounded by trees. The back of the card includes information about the park and the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps.
Date: 2011
Creator: Texas. Parks and Wildlife Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Churn

Description: Patent for a new churn with a simplified and improved construction, includes illustrations.
Date: October 1, 1901
Creator: New, John
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Photographic-Printing Device.

Description: Patent for a new photographic-printing device featuring an improved apparatus, as well as new exposure and printing capabilities, including illustrations.
Date: February 20, 1906
Creator: Brown, William H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Churning Machine

Description: Patent for a churning machine that pumps liquids. It is designed to reduce materials used in this labor. This machine will also improve the quality of the labor and decrease the cost of this labor.
Date: December 6, 1905
Creator: Van Dusen, Henry L
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ironing-Table.

Description: Patent for "ironing-tables which are arranged to be capable of folding when not in use and of extending when used." (Lines 8-11) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 30, 1895
Creator: Mills, Charles Richmond
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Disk Cultivator.

Description: Patent for an improvement on a previous patent granted to the inventor (no. 526,962)for a disk cultivator. The improvement is that "the disks are supported at any point on the under side of the disk-frame and in means whereby the disk-supporting frame may be elevated from the ground" (lines 16-19).
Date: November 3, 1896
Creator: Brock, Andrew L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Horseshoe-Nail Clincher.

Description: Patent for an improved simple and efficient clincher for horseshoe nails. It consists of a serrated jaw with a beveled extension, a handle, and two plates that act as springs.
Date: January 2, 1894
Creator: Seeliger, Oswald
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Painting-Machine.

Description: Patent for an automatic device that paints large surfaces that has a reservoir for the paint, a brush that sweeps similarly to an expert painter, a mechanism that dips the brush in the paint, and an air pump that is connected to the reservoir to bring the paint to the brush. Multiple brushes and reservoirs can be used with this machine. The pump may be operated by hand or by machine.
Date: September 12, 1893
Creator: Gebhardt, William Charles
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hose or Pipe Coupling.

Description: Patent for a hose or pipe coupling that automatically couples cars, and uncouples one or more pipes are automatically uncoupled by steam, air, or fluid pressure. The "invention consists of a pair of twin couplers through each of which one or more tubes are conducted, the apertures of which in the face of one coupler register with those in the face of the opposite coupler, each coupler being provided with guides or other suitable means for bringing it into alignment with the other and with a bolt or latch which automatically engages the opposite coupler when they are brought together and is released by steam or other pressure through one of the connecting pipes, in order to uncouple; and it further consists in a valve connection with said coupler pipes whereby the connecting pipe or pipes are closed in the act of uncoupling" (lines 13-28).
Date: August 15, 1893
Creator: Gebhardt, William Charles
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Picker's Sack.

Description: Patent for improvements in a cotton-picker's sack, allowing for easy access to deposit and empty picked cotton while remaining nearly closed to hold and protect the cotton.
Date: October 16, 1888
Creator: Cliett, Taylor
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Broom or Mop Holder.

Description: Patent for a wire folded so that it firmly clamps "broom-corn, corn-shucks, mops, and feathers, or other material for brushes" (lines 10-11).
Date: September 1, 1896
Creator: McIlhany, Joseph W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Folding Ironing-Table.

Description: Patent for an ironing-table that can be folded compactly while not in use and prevents accidental collapsing. The two legs at the narrower end of the table are a solid piece of wood until halfway, at which point they separate into separate legs and a fastening device is attached with a hinge. A brace can be attached with the fastening device that both sets of table legs in place. Both sets of legs and the brace fold up for storage.
Date: November 24, 1896
Creator: Rylander, James B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow-Stock.

Description: Patent for a simply, durably, and efficiently constructed plow-stock that "will admit of changes being made in an expeditious and convenient manner to facilitate the grouping of the shares or plows to be carried by the stock" (lines 11-14).
Date: July 30, 1895
Creator: Abbott, Joseph W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Disk Cultivator.

Description: Patent for a disk cultivator that can be used without supporting wheels, and cuts stalks or tracks while cultivating. It is also adjustable in both height and width.
Date: October 2, 1894
Creator: Brock, Andrew L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ant Trap.

Description: Patent for a new and improved ant trap. This design consists "[i]n an ant-trap, the combination, with a trough formed with a top [that is] flanged . . . of a box connected thereto by a tube terminating in a disk . . . [and] of the connecting-tubes, box, and fence" (lines 62-68).
Date: November 24, 1885
Creator: Thompson, William Henderson
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department